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Francesca's Holdings' CEO Discusses Q2 2012 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Francesca's Holdings Corporation (FRAN)

Q2 2012 Earnings Call

September 4, 2012 4:30 p.m. ET


Jean Fontana - Investor Relations, ICR, Inc.

John De Meritt - President and Chief Executive Officer

Theresa Backes - Chief Operating Officer

Neill Davis - President

Cindy Thomassee - Interim Chief Financial Officer


Howard Tubin - RBC Capital Markets

Simon Segal - JP Morgan

Amanda Seguin - Jefferies

Edward Yruma - Keybanc Capital Markets

Richard Jaffe - Stifel Nicolaus

Betty Chen - Wedbush Securities

Janet Kloppenburg - JJK Research

Mark Montagna - Avondale Partners



Good day, ladies and gentlemen. Thank you for standing by. Welcome to the Francesca’s Collections Corporate Second Quarter Fiscal 2012 Earnings Conference. As a reminder today's call is being recorded. At this time all participants are in a listen-only mode. Following today's presentation we will conduct a question-and-answer session. (Operator Instructions) I would now like to turn the conference over to Ms. Jean Fontana, Investor Relations with ICR. Please go ahead.

Jean Fontana

Thank you. Good afternoon, everyone. Thank you for joining us this afternoon for Francesca’s Collections second quarter fiscal 2012 results conference call. On the call today are John De Meritt, Chief Executive Officer; Neill Davis, President; Cindy Thomassee, Interim Financial Officer; and Theresa Backes, Chief Operating Officer.

Before we begin, I would like to remind you that certain statements in this conference call constitute forward-looking statements made pursuant to the Safe Harbor Provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements reflect the company's current expectations or beliefs concerning future events and are subject to various risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those that were expected. For a discussion of these and other risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in our forward-looking statements, please refer to the risk factors in our Annual Report filed with the SEC.

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